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[Review] Mobb Deep Live @ O2 Academy, Leeds – 07/05/15

The news that Mobb Deep were appearing in Leeds was greeted with enthusiasm by every hip-hop head worth their salt based in West Yorkshire. DJ 279 warms up the crowd with a heavy selection of non-stop classics, as people swarm into the O2 Academy to witness two of New York’s […]

NORTY’S Mobb Deep 20th Anniversary Top 10

Alongside Rodney P, Skitz and 279 – Leeds MC Norty will perform 3 tracks at the Mobb Deep event, May 7th 2015 @ Leeds 02. We knew he was a big fan of the Brookyln duo so we asked him on the spot for his top 10 Mobb Deep rundown […]

March 18th, 2015|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

No Hype Just Pure Dope – Five for February

It’s all about the old school this month, so turn up the volume for some new releases by some of the grand masters.
Sadat X
One of the most distinctive vocal styles in the history of hip hop, the Brand Nubian veteran is back to show and prove to anyone that he […]

[Review] Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark Daddy Abe Live At HiFi

Slimkid3, formerly of legendary Los Angeles hip hop group The Pharcyde and DJ Nu-Mark, of Jurassic 5, teamed up last year to release a well received, authentic hip hop album packed with integrity, which served as a follow up to the duo’s 2011 ‘Another Day Another Dollar’ EP. As I […]

February 12th, 2015|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Daddy Abe – Why the break in making music? Nu-Mark / Slimkid3 support act

We caught up with Daddy Abe (aka A.B.D) before his show supporting Nu-Mark and Slimkid3 this Thursday (5th February) @ The Hi Fi Leeds

1. You’ve been away a little while since Alphabetix. Why the break?
In a nutshell, I was busy working and having kids. I’ll always be a musician – […]

February 2nd, 2015|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|1 Comment

[Live Review] Method Man and Redman – O2 Academy Leeds – 21/12/14

I don’t really need to go on some long explanation about all the hip hop accolades Method Man and Redman possess; If you’re any kind of hip hop head at all you already know just how consistent, skilful and important they are. Staten Island’s Method Man; a member of the […]

December 30th, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

[PREVIEW] Method Man & Redman – Leeds O2 – Sunday 21st December

Leeds has certainly been host to some heavyweight hip hop as of late. Notably Leeds O2 recently had Public Enemy and Mos Def performing some great gigs there and now to finish off a triumphant season, we have Method Man, one of the greatest rappers from the Wu Tang Clan […]

December 14th, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

[Review] Mos Def / Afrika Bambaataa / Abstract Orchestra / Zulu Allstars – Leeds 02

Words by CHAOS27 (Floor Force / Zulu Nation)

Picutres (apart from first one): Courtesy of Ben Gwynne @ 159 Photography

The time was 7 o’clock me and my homies got to the club very excited to say the least.

We were all looking forward to seeing a great line up of Hip Hop […]

December 3rd, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Afrika Bambaataa – 3 Biggest Achievements

In preparation of Afrika Bambaataa’s visit to the UK for the HIPHOP history tour we asked gig previewer Jimmy May to write down 3 of Afrika Bambaataa’s biggest achievements.

Words by Jimmy May

Writing about Afrika Bambaataa would be easier (and shorter!) if it was writing […]

November 19th, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments

Rob Mitchell on 5 musicians / producers that influence Abstract Orchestra

Rob Mitchell – Leeds Saxophonist and composer behind Abstract Orchestra (formerly known as Abstract HIPHOP Orchestra). They are a hyped authentic journey through hiphop jazz and funk breaks. Fronted by long standing contributors to the Uk hip hop scene Testament and OddBall (Ed Meade) backed by musicians who have toured […]

November 16th, 2014|Fresh Jive Recordings, Hip Hop Gigs, Music|0 Comments